No matter if you are missing a single tooth or an entire row, implants are widely considered to be the best restorative solution. They are often recommended to patients who have suffered an injury, lost a tooth due to gum disease, or have a tooth that failed to respond to root canal treatment and must be extracted.
Additionally, your jawbone must have enough tissue to support embedded posts. We can evaluate your jaw strength by using our advanced in-office computerized tomography (CT) scanner. If we find that insufficient jawbone strength is precluding you from treatment, Dr. Shiver can perform a bone grafting procedure to improve your candidacy.
In order to qualify for treatment at our dental practice, you should be in good oral and overall health. If periodontal disease or tooth decay is present, we will treat these problems before performing implant surgery. Patients with certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes, may not be good candidates for this procedure.